National Day Of Listening
National Day Of Listening:
Observed every Friday after Thanksgiving, the National Day Of Listening is a day of unofficial observance in the US. The National Day Of Listening encourages you to gather, and spend time with your family, relatives, and friends after the day of Thanksgiving to record family history and share memories for preservation. This helps us to cherish the memories, and also learn from every story that has been recorded.
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Why National Day Of Listening?
It is a great and wise alternative thought to counter Black Friday, National day of listening was organized on the day after Thanksgiving as it is a time where families and friends come together, taking time from their work and various kinds of distractions to dedicate their time for their family and friends.
Have you ever wondered how your grandparent’s and parents’ childhood, schooling, culture, etc.., was like? Or how your dad got those scars on in his forehead or brow?
National day of listening gives us an opportunity and encourages us to interview a friend or a member of your family or community and share the record on the dedicated website called StoryCorps. StoryCorps archive comprises is one of the largest collections of human voices, more than 200,000 conversations have been recorded in about 50 states and Puerto Rico, and across the whole wide world. There are no restrictions in “who ought to conduct an interview” on the day of National Day of Listening. The StoryCorps provides equipment recommendations and Do-it-Yourself resources to guide people throughout the process of the interview.
It is a wonderful way of getting to know our family and friends and also spending quality time with them. We as humans grow and build up with experiences and the experiences of others who’ve gone before us. Recording stories and sharing our lives through stories to our families and friends enhances the bond with our loved ones. Not all memories are pleasant, but those memories build us stronger, sharing those memories with our friends and families helps them get to know you better and also help them to learn some lessons, culture and it’s heritage.
How Can We Observe National Day Of Listening?
- Interview a friend or member of your family or community and record the interview.
There are no restrictions on who ought to conduct the interview.
StoryCorps provides a Do-it-yourself guide and also a list of great questions depending on the person who is being interviewed.
There is no specific format requirement in recording the interview on National Day Of Listening.
- Give an interview!
This National Day Of Listening, soak in the joyous mood of sharing your positive and negative experiences! sharing with a loved one is a wonderful therapy too!
- Share the idea on Social Media
Encourage friends and family members on social media to take time to record their most cherished memories and other interesting life experiences! use hashtags #NationalDayOfListening and #DayOfListening to post your stories on social media!
Interesting Facts About National Day Of Listening:
- The National Day Of Listening was first launched by the national oral history project StoryCorps
- We get to know the family heritage, traditions, and culture.
- In the year 2008 ten thousand Americans interviewed one another as a part of the National Day of Listening. Including the President and his wife, George W. Bush, and Laura were interviewed by President George W. Bush’s sister Dorothy Bush Koch. Many other National Public Radio personalities also conducted the National Day of Listening interviews and broadcast them.
- The National Day of Listening was proposed as an alternative to Black Friday.
- We get to know the life and lifestyle of your parents, grandparents, and friends.
- We get to understand parents, grandparents, and friends’ view of life.
- We get to know the good and bad times of your beloved ones.
- It enhances relationships.
- It helps you to understand and support your family and friends.
- This day allows us to spend meaningful and quality time with our friends and family.
History Of National Day Of Listening :
The National Day Of Listening was first launched in the year 2008 and now on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, when families and friends are more likely to spend time together.
The National Day Of Listening was first launched by the national oral history project StoryCorps! StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization. The National Day Of Listening was proposed to be an alternative to the “Black Friday”.